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The Ants

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This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Hölldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.

Book News Annotation:

Halldobler and Wilson (both Harvard U.), high-profile biologists (Wilson's On Human Nature won a Pulitzer Prize), review in detail the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants, illustrating the 292 living genera with nearly a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings. Flawed only by (presumably) Wilson's well-known propensity toward reductionism--condescending, even when directed at ants. 101/4x121/4". Acidic paper.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

1990 R.R. Hawkins Prize, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

Synopsis:

1991 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

About the Author

Bert Hölldobler is now Foundation Professor of Biology at Arizona State University; formerly Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociology at the Theodor Boveri Institute, University of Würzburg. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German government. Until 1990, he was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University.Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hölldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Arizona State University

Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Ants

2. Classification and Origins

3. The Colony Life Cycle

4. Altruism and the Origin of the Worker Caste

5. Colony Odor and Kin Recognition

6. Queen Numbers and Domination

7. Communication

8. Caste and Division of Labor

9. Social Homeostasis and Flexibility

10. Foraging Strategies, Territory, and Population Regulation

11. The Organization of Species Communities

12. Symbioses among Ant Species

13. Symbioses with Other Arthropods

14. Symbioses between Ants and Plants

15. The Specialized Predators

16.The Army Ants

17. The Fungus Growers

18. The Harvesting Ants

19. Weaver Ants

20. Collecting, Culturing, Observing

Glossary

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674040755
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Wilson, Edward Osborne
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Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Ants
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Vertebrata
Subject:
Fourmis
Subject:
Insecta. Hymenoptera
Subject:
Zoologia geral
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Himenopteros
Subject:
Animals - Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
9. Sezione inglese
Publication Date:
January 1990
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color halftones, 38 black and white h
Pages:
746
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in 7.3 lb

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